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Desperate Jacob Zuma has something very serious to hide – Mmusi Maimane

DA leader says president's intention to seek interdict against release of report shows he is worried about what it contains

State Capture interdict: Desperate Jacob Zuma has something very serious to hide

13 October 2016

President Jacob Zuma’s intention to seek an interdict against the release of the Public Protector’s preliminary report into State Capture shows that he is becoming increasingly worried about what is contained in this report, and desperate to stop it from being made public.

This is plainly the abuse of state resources in order to evade accountability. 

This is a man who is learnt nothing from the Constitutional Court’s ruling against him on his handling of the Public Protector’s Nkandla investigation.

The DA looks forward to the ANC's parliamentary caucus taking swift action against Jacob Zuma, given their recent apology for the handling of the Nkandla matter, and new-found and belated respect for the institution of the Public Protector. 

The reality is that, like with his corruption charges, Jacob Zuma can do his best to delay accountability, but it will eventually catch up with him.

The DA stands by the Public Protector in ensuring that full effect is given to the complaint of State Capture I laid. 

My promise to him today is that I will not let him wriggle out of respecting the Constitution, his Oath of Office, and the Law. That is a promise I pledge to keep.

Issued by Mabine Seabe, Spokesperson to the DA Leader, 13 October 2016